Meet Ranger, a 10 year old Beagle mix from Richmond. Ranger is one of our Companions in Crisis program recipients. Our Companions in Crisis fund helps families pay for lifesaving treatments for pets who have been diagnosed with cancer. Ranger’s story is the reason we do this work.
Katie adopted Ranger at the Richmond SPCA her first week of college, and they quickly became best friends. This April, Ranger was diagnosed with a nasal tumor and Katie was told that treatment would be expensive, but would give Ranger more time. FETCH was able to provide Katie and Ranger with assistance that allowed him to go through treatment, and Ranger received radiation through The Oncology Service, a FETCH partner. Says Katie, “Ranger is doing well. I’ve been a nervous dog mommy but we are adjusting well to our new normal. We have been spending extra time on walks and doing other fun dog activities like the dog park. We also went to the Goochland Drive in and were able to go out on a friends boat which Ranger & I very much enjoyed. I am cherishing all the time we are spending together.” Ranger has been enjoying time with his sister Savannah, and has been a constant companion to Katie.
At FETCH, we’re so grateful that we have the opportunity to give pets and their people more quality time together. Visit our resource library to learn more about preventing pet cancer. For more information on how you can help FETCH make a difference, check out one of our upcoming events!